On my last grocery store trip, I found some great savings by buying in bulk. Whenever possible, I stock up on meats, canned goods and baking goods. It’s a relief for a busy mom to know that her freezer and pantry are stocked when it comes to meal planning for her family. Because we live a hour and a half from our nearest Costco or Sam’s Club, I rely on our local Raley’s grocery store to provide me with the savings I need for my family’s grocery budget.
This last trip I stock up on chicken breast because they were on sale for $1.97lb. When meats like this are on sale, I buy as much as I can (usually 3-4 packages), then freeze what I am not going to use for the week. I always freeze in portions that are perfect for my family–always having different sizes of zip-loc freezer bags on hand; they are a lifesaver when it comes to freezing and allowing plenty of room in your freezer.
The most important step to a weekly budget is to come up with a plan for every meal, snack and beverage you’ll need over the course of the week. Review your local grocery store ads and plan your menu according to what’s on sale that week.
These are just some suggestions to help you save money on your grocery bill. How do you save money at the grocery store?